University of Kwazulu Natal Business School

University of Kwazulu Natal Business School

University of Kwazulu Natal Business School

Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KZN

The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) offers its flagship programme the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies degree (MCom), and the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (PGDLM). Other programmes include the Management Development Programme (MDP) and an array of executive programmes for companies.

The disciplines of the GSB&L relates to Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The School is served by 15 full time academics and a host of practitioners who work in industry. This combination of academics and practitioners ensures a perfect blend of theory and practice which enhances the learning experience of our students.

The GSB&L is located on the Westville Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 8 kilometres away from the Durban and Pinetown CBDs. Located within an environmental conservancy, the Westville Campus combines state of the art infrastructure with beautiful natural surroundings. The GSB&L blends into the rich cultural and economic tapestry of the province by being involved in the activities of the city and supporting the initiatives of the province.


To educate managers and leaders to create value for society. We are a school that is academically excellent, innovative in research and critically engaged with society and its institutions.


To be a prominent graduate school of business and leadership education in Africa.


  • Pursue excellence in teaching and learning
  • Engage in socially relevant and innovative research
  • Nurture regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations
  • Make GSB&L a School of choice for students
  • Engage in responsible community programmes

Core Values = REACH:

  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Collegiality
  • Honesty

Accreditation and Memberships

  • In keeping with most other accredited business schools in South Africa, the GSB&L is a Full Member of the Association of African Business Schools ( and a Member of the South African Business Schools Association (
  • Our MBA Programme is internationally recognised and accredited by the Council on Higher Education of South Africa.


Contact Us:

  • Ms Kiru Naidoo
  •  031 260 7564
  •   Room 32, GSB&L building


PA to Head of School

  • Ms Khanyo Mthethwa
  •  031 260 1383
  •   Room 54, GSB&L building
  •  MCLS
  • *PG DIP In Leadership
  • *MCom Full Research (Leadership)
  • Ms Zarina Bullyraj
  •  031 260 1615
  •   Room 49, GSB&L building
  •  New MBA 1st year
  • New MBA 1st year
  • Old MBA 2nd & 3rd year
  • Ms Zikhona Mojapelo
  •  031 260 2784
  •   Room 32, GSB&L building
  • DBA
  • PhD (Leadership)
  • PG DIP in Business Management
  • Mr Sabelo Gumede
  •  031 260 8172
  •   Room 42, GSB&L building
  • Old MBA 1st & 2nd year
  • New MBA 2nd year
  • Master of Commerce, LED specialisation (coursework)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (LED specialisation)
  • Master of Commerce by research (RLED focus)

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